At the Center for Women’s Sports Health at NYU Langone, our team provides specialized care designed to help women and girls achieve their athletic goals. We understand that athletes in any sport perform at their best with comprehensive care that emphasizes injury prevention and overall health.
Whether you come to us because you have an injury, need physical therapy, or seek guidance on training and nutrition, our team creates a customized treatment plan based on your individual experience and needs. Our aim is to provide you with the highest quality care, information, and support to help reach your full potential and stay there.
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Our doctors are experts in diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries that commonly affect women. They also coordinate with specialists across NYU Langone to ensure you receive complete care that is focused on your needs as an athlete. Care for girls and adolescent women is provided through the Center for Young Athletes, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.
Because women’s bodies function differently from men’s, they are at higher risk of certain sports-related injuries, such as those in the hips, knees, and shoulders, than their male counterparts. They may also experience other injuries, such as concussion, differently from men. Our specialists not only treat these and other conditions when they occur, but also work with you to prevent injuries before they happen.
Our primary care sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons specialize in treating the following injuries that are frequently seen in women and girls:
Our doctors also diagnose and manage female athlete triad syndrome, a condition that can occur in athletes who train intensely. The triad refers to the three components that those with the syndrome may experience: amenorrhea, or the abnormal absence of menstrual periods; osteopenia, or low bone mass; and low energy, sometimes tied to disordered eating—all of which make girls and women susceptible to sustaining sports-related injuries.
Experts at the Center for Women’s Sports Health participate in events and lectures at high schools, colleges, and workplaces throughout New York City. These events highlight practical ways to prevent injury and achieve your best performance. Our specialists provide guidance on topics such as stretching before and after exercise; staying mindful of your body while being active; eating a healthy, balanced diet; and avoiding over-exercise.